A rare case of congenital idiopathic chylothorax - JCN July
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Chylothorax is a very rare cause of respiratory distress in the neonates, defined as a collection of chyle in the pleural space. Causes of chylothorax in neonates are congenital lymphatic malformations, associated syndrome or birth trauma.Congenital chylothorax generally presents within the 1st week of life with respiratory distress and the diagnosis typically confirmed by chest radiography and pleural aspiration of a milky fluid. Here, we are presenting a neonate presented with severe respiratory distress require intubation and ventilator support and on evaluation no cause of chylothorax found. Baby managed with intercostal drainage and octreotide, improved and asymptomatic in 8 months of follow-up....

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